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Marisa Anne Pagnattaro
Marisa Anne Pagnattaro

Marisa Anne Pagnattaro, associate dean for research and graduate programs and the I.W. Cousins Professor of Business Ethics at Terry, has been selected as one of the university's 2016-2017 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program Fellows.

The fellowship program, which was created by the Southeastern Conference in 2008, includes training, mentoring and networking to advance academic leaders. Participants will engage with senior administrators at UGA and attend two workshops with representatives from throughout the conference.

"This program allows the SEC ALDP Fellows to engage in frank conversations with senior administrators about the variety of issues they face as academic leaders," said Meg Amstutz, associate provost for academic programs and UGA's SEC ALDP liaison. "Through the two workshops, participants are able to network with colleagues across the SEC and discuss the ways in which their campus leaders respond to challenges that arise."

Pagnattaro has received numerous teaching awards, including being named a Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor. She serves as the college's director of international programs, is the former editor in chief of the American Business Law Journal and currently serves on the executive committee of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business. Her scholarship focuses on legal and ethical issues affecting workers in the context of international trade and in the protection of trade secrets in China.

Since its inception in 2008, the SEC ALDP has graduated more than 325 faculty and academic administrators. The SEC Academic Leadership Development Program is part of SECU, the academic initiative of the SEC. SECU serves as the primary mechanism through which the collaborative academic endeavors and achievements of SEC universities are promoted and advanced.